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From: nunojsilva@×××××××.pt
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: escape from i3lock
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:29:01
Message-Id: qg865s$5vbg$1@blaine.gmane.org
On 2019-07-10, François-Xavier CARTON wrote:

> On 7/10/19 7:03 PM, Ian Zimmerman wrote: >> Here is my next "low information" question, haha. >> >> I use i3lock which is like Xscreensaver but much much simpler; it plays >> no movies or games, just blanks the screen with a configured color or >> image. To unlock it you have to type your password. >> >> It bothers me that even when i3lock has locked the X session, I can >> still switch to other Linux virtual consoles with Alt-Control-F<n> , >> without typing the password. It so happens that on one of the other >> virtual consoles there is often an interactive root shell :-P >> >> So, is it possible to prevent virtual console switching while the X >> screen is locked, but still allow it at other times? Looks like >> something the locker program would have to do, not the X server; but >> again I don't know much about this stuff. >> > > Not a direct answer to your question, but as a workaround you can use > tmux sessions, and simply detach them and logout when you lock your > computer. > > Also, if this is just a shell to start the X server, you can launch it > as "startx & bg; disown" and then logout. >
Another workaround: If you can't find a better solution, give vlock a try: vlock -n -a -- Nuno Silva